comet-like


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comet-like - resembling a comet
starry - abounding with or resembling stars; "a starry night"; "starry illumination"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lined up like pearls on a string, some 20 comet-like fragments will slam one by one into Jupiter next July.
The trail of fuzzy, comet-like objects appears to lie near Jupiter, and Marsden says the breakup could have come about if a large comet passed too close to the giant planet - possibly last July, according to his orbital calculations.
The model indicated that comet-like material originally residing between Uranus and Neptune was gravitationally ejected into roughly the same region Oort had proposed for his comet cloud nearly four decades earlier.